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zgr0826
UG's Cowardly Bassist
Join date: Dec 2007
80 IQ
#24682
Phil Brooks is a punk.
I Like St. Anger, So What?
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bdof
Very Kissable
Join date: Feb 2008
240 IQ
#24683
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Phil Brooks is a punk.
Gotta admit it took huge balls to do what he did, against a young stud too. He also ended up being one of the better and more admirable losers I've ever seen in any sport, and what he said wasn't just great sportsmanship, but incredible life lessons as well.

That said, maybe he should've thought for a SECOND about not walking directly into the most obvious takedown ever His posture was that of a guy who thought "Oh it's time to throw down, bro. Here we go. Alright, I'm gonna swing at you a few times, and you're gonna.......wait.....what the fuck are you grabbing me for, dude!?" In his defense, he defended the choke twice pretty well, but didn't do well and keeping Micky from advancing to dominant positions.


That main even was the shit btw. Awesome awesome back n forth HW action at the top level. Real Fedor vs Henderson type round.
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gary19862k6
Rock n roLL
Join date: Apr 2005
195 IQ
#24684
Overeem is a grade A douche, running and running away, and then tripping balls saying he felt the tap.
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TobusRex
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jun 2015
100 IQ
#24685
LOL...."Pro" wrestlers

Real wrestlers look at those guys and laugh. Sad thing is..since there isn't real pro wrestling sometimes the "amateurs" swallow their pride and take up the pro game to put food on the table.

MMA is the "real" pro wrestling now.
gary19862k6
Rock n roLL
Join date: Apr 2005
195 IQ
#24686
And Fabricio Werdum is a horrible excuse for a human being. What shitty behaviour. Seems like a total psychopath who cannot restrain himself. Total piece of shit scumbag.
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SirZep
Life's a Bath
Join date: Apr 2013
20 IQ
#24688
Quote by TobusRex
LOL...."Pro" wrestlers

Real wrestlers look at those guys and laugh. Sad thing is..since there isn't real pro wrestling sometimes the "amateurs" swallow their pride and take up the pro game to put food on the table.

MMA is the "real" pro wrestling now.

Pro-Wrestling is a title, it doesn't mean that it's better than amateur wrestling (it's like comparing Hard Rock with Progressive Rock. It doesn't mean prog is better than the other one because it's 'progressive' - it's just a label and they're completely different things)
TobusRex
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jun 2015
100 IQ
#24689
Quote by SirZep
Pro-Wrestling is a title, it doesn't mean that it's better than amateur wrestling (it's like comparing Hard Rock with Progressive Rock. It doesn't mean prog is better than the other one because it's 'progressive' - it's just a label and they're completely different things)


I know what "pro" wrestling is: it's an act, a sham. The shame is that the real sport labors in obscurity.
SirZep
Life's a Bath
Join date: Apr 2013
20 IQ
#24690
Quote by TobusRex
I know what "pro" wrestling is: it's an act, a sham. The shame is that the real sport labors in obscurity.

Well everyone knows it's an act by this point, it's been exposed ages ago and even people in the business don't pretend it's a real thing. It became more like a movie than a sport.
Amateur wrestling just doesn't sell out arenas of 90K people, it doesn't appeal to casual audiences.
TobusRex
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jun 2015
100 IQ
#24691
Quote by SirZep
Well everyone knows it's an act by this point, it's been exposed ages ago and even people in the business don't pretend it's a real thing. It became more like a movie than a sport.
Amateur wrestling just doesn't sell out arenas of 90K people, it doesn't appeal to casual audiences.


Let's put it this way: I wrestled for over a decade at every level from grade school to international....if there is a wrestling fan in this forum, it's me. That being said even I can't stand to watch international freestyle or greco-roman wrestling anymore. Too much stalling. God help the non-wrestlers who try to watch.

You'd be surprised how many idiots out there still think "pro" wrestling is real. The funny thing is a High School heavyweight would likely twist the "pro" wrestlers into a pretzel in real life
SirZep
Life's a Bath
Join date: Apr 2013
20 IQ
#24692
Quote by TobusRex
God help the non-wrestlers who try to watch.

The reason why MMA works is because it has all these different styles but even then...how many casuals are that interested? I watch UFC every now and then, and the fights can be entertaining, but if there's a story behind it it's so much more fun.
The reason why pro-wrestling is popular is because of the stories. I'd say I'm a pro-wrestling fan, but outside of WWE I don't really watch anything, because pro-wrestling in itself doesn't interest me that much. It's the promos, the interaction between the wrestlers, etc. that's what make the 'fight' more interesting. That's why I think the movie analogy works. If you see two people shooting each other in a movie...it can be entertaining, but if you know the story behind it you're way more captivated.

And it's the same thing with MMA too. For exemple, part of why McGregor got famous is because of wrestling tactics (trash talking). So as a result of that you either
- think the guy is badass and want to see him win fights
- think the guy is annoying and want to see him lose
it's a win-win
bdof
Very Kissable
Join date: Feb 2008
240 IQ
#24693
Thx guys. Let's not talk about stuff like Woodley now facing Wonderboy at UFC 205 in MSG. UFCs' first event (and MMA for that matter) in the state of NY ever! Landmark shit
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